Every two years, Sigma Phi Epsilon holds a national conference known as Grand Chapter Conclave at which every undergraduate chapter is represented. In addition to voting on fraternity-wide legislation and bylaw changes, chapters and individuals are recognized for their accomplishments and service to SigEp. This past July, Grand Chapter Conclave was held in Houston, Texas. KY Beta sent seven undergraduate brothers, along with our Chapter Counselor, Greg Pestinger, and alumni, Jake Guhy, to represent our chapter at Conclave. KY Beta is extremely proud to have been recognized both for our chapter accomplishments, and for individual brother’s service to SigEp. At each Grand Chapter Conclave, SigEp recognizes its highest performing chapters with the most prestigious award offered, the Buchanan Outstanding Chapter Award, commonly called the “Buc Cup”. The Buc Cup is awarded to chapters that excel in every aspect of fraternity operations, including academics, philanthropy, campus involvement, intramurals, among others and only the top ten percent of chapters are awarded a Buc Cup in any given year. Not only are applicants compared to fellow SigEp chapters, they are also compared to their campus peers.
According to SigEp.org, the Buc Cup is only awarded to “the best of the best Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters”. For the first time in chapter history, KY Beta was awarded a Buchanan Cup. This is a great milestone and chapter history and we are truly grateful for everyone that contributed! Not only was KY Beta recognized for its outstanding accomplishments, our Chapter Counselor, Greg Pestinger, was elected to SigEp’s National Board of Directors. The National Board of Directors governs and oversees the operations of the entire fraternity. Every member of the Board of Directors is a volunteer who is selected based on their commitment to SigEp, leadership ability, and track record of past success. Not only will Greg sit on the National Board of Directors, but he will also continue to serve as KY Beta’s Chapter Counselor. We are so proudof Greg and are extremely grateful for everything that he does! KY Beta is proud to have been recognized at July’s Grand Chapter Conclave. We are so grateful for everyone who contributed to these accomplishments and are particularly grateful for Greg Pestinger! KY Beta is more motivated than ever to continue our success and are hopeful to continue our success at the next Conclave!